Beards – are they clean, dirty, attractive, or alarming? Today’s Best of the Web centers on the many paradoxes of beardsmanship. While beards tend to be stigmatized as dirty, there’s new research out that they might actually harbor less harmful bacteria than clean-shaven faces. Along similarly surprising beard news, Will Forte has debuted a new look, having shaved half his face and hair for his show, Last Man on Earth (trust us, your worst haircut has nothing on this).
Finally, we get to the issue of beards as a point of identity – for this week’s Beard Profile on Paul Eli, growing a beard relates to men’s health.
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Beards often get accused of being dirty. Well, here’s news for you: clean-shaven faces may actually harbor more bacteria than bearded faces. (Telegraph)
The reason why each man grows his beard is very personal. Check out our recent Beard Profile with Paul Eli, a model/brand ambassador, to see the meaningful reason behind his facial hair journey. (Zeus Beard Blog)
Firefighters in Jacksonville are facing limited shifts if they don’t shave their beards. (Action News Jax)
A survey at Abbey Community College in Ireland has concluded that most women don’t like beards. (The Irish Times)
Will Forte debuts a half-shaved beard (and brows, and hair, and arm apparently) at the FOX All-Star Party. (People)
The Beard Bib collects beard shavings as you're trimming so your significant other doesn't end up with a shower of hair clippings on her toiletries. Check it out before you shut it down. (Inquisitr)